Boris Johnson predicts capital comeback as first Destination London report published

The Mayor of London said the capital will emerge triumphant from cruel economic times as Excel publishes its first Destination London report.

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

The document, based on research conducted by over 300 buyers of meetings and events, is designed to identify trends in London's event sector.

Results show that 75% of respondents believe London's profile is significant for the future of events in the city, with 76% stating that London's role is very important for the events industry.

In catering, 42% felt ethical food production and sourcing was important with the majority believing that standards had increased.

Elsewhere, business travellers reported an increase in Tube use and 35% of people agreed that technology is dictating the planning of events.

Johnson said: "I believe that the capital will emerge from this period of economic uncertainty in a very strong position providing unrivalled opportunities over the coming decades.

"With the recent fall in the value of sterling there has never been a better time to visit London and get great value on every pound, dollar, euro or yuan."

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